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MSIR Detox and Withdrawal

MSIR detox centers can help someone addicted or dependent on MSIR to get the help he or she needs to stop taking the drug. MSIR withdrawal treatment facilities can help reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms during detoxification, and programs can be altered to suit each individual.
“MSIR withdrawal treatment facilities can help reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms during detoxification.”
For more information about the MSIR detox centers located near you, contact our 24-hour hotline at . Our helpful staff can get you the information you need to help you or your loved one to stop the use of MSIR.

Did You Know?

Detox centers can help eliminate withdrawal symptoms.

What Is MSIR?

MSIR is also known as morphine sulfate immediate release. It is commonly used for the pain management of those with cancer and other conditions that do not respond to normal pain medications like NSAIDs. Generally referred to as morphine, this drug is an opioid that can cause tolerance, dependency, and/or addiction. Withdrawal can occur if the drug is stopped abruptly, and physical dependencies, as well as emotional dependencies, can be formed.

An MSIR detox center focuses on eliminating or greatly reducing the withdrawal symptoms caused when morphine use is stopped. Morphine can cause an interaction if it is taken with other depressants, especially alcohol. Patients should not take MSIR with these items without consulting with their healthcare providers:

  • Narcotic agents
  • General anesthetics
  • Phenothiazines
  • Tranquilizers
  • Antidepressants (tricyclic)
  • CNS depressants
  • Alcohol

A medical provider may need to prescribe one of the above to a patient with morphine, but he or she will reduce or monitor the usage of the drugs together and determine the health risk. Patients should not combine any of these substances without talking to their doctors first.

Did You Know?

Morphine sulfate is a narcotic. It is a Schedule II controlled substance, which means some patients may develop physical or emotional dependencies on the drug.

MSIR Overdose Signs

“An overdose on MSIR can be serious and lead to death in some cases.”
MSIR detox centers often treat patients who have become dependent or addicted to morphine. Those who have been dependent may not show signs of addiction and just require the drug to function normally in day-to-day activities. Those who are addicted may crave the drug and be both psychologically and physically dependent on it in order to function. MSIR detox centers may work with patients who have had an overdose.

An overdose on MSIR can be serious and lead to death in some cases. Some symptoms and signs of an MSIR overdose include:

  • Respiratory depression
  • Cyanosis
  • Coma
  • Cold/clammy skin
  • Hypotension
  • Bradycardia

Severe overdoses can lead to:

  • Apnea
  • Circulatory collapse
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Death

drug overdoseIf you or someone you know shows any signs of overdose, get help immediately by calling emergency services at 911. To learn more about the potential signs of an overdose, call our 24-hour hotline at . We are here seven days per week and can help you with any questions you have about MSIR addiction.

Treatment centers may work with patients in a number of ways. Physical addictions are treated by tapering the drug until it is no longer needed by the patient’s body. This tapering system allows the drug to be administered in smaller doses each day or week until the body does not need it. This helps eliminate withdrawal symptoms in most patients. The MSIR detox center may administer clonidine to reduce anxiety, agitation, sweating, aches, cramping, and other withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine is also used to treat withdrawal from opiates. It can help shorten the length of detox treatment and can be used for long-term treatment after a patient enters rehabilitation.

Did You Know?

Tapering is a method used for many drugs and can eliminate the need for additional detox medications.

If a patient suffers from an emotional dependency, the detox center may require that the patient receives supportive counseling through a rehabilitation center. This will allow the patient to have 24-hour support if the rehabilitation process occurs in an inpatient facility, or it will give a patient someone to talk to if it occurs via outpatient therapy.

Did You Know?

According to Medline Plus, approximately 9 percent of people misuse opioids during their lifetimes.

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